A Santa Rosa woman was arrested on suspicion of choking an 11-year-old boy in front of his classmates for allegedly bullying her daughter.
Delia Garcia-Bratcher, 30, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the boy Friday at Olivet Elementary School in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.
She reportedly walked onto the campus about lunchtime without advising school officials and asked her son, who also attends the school, to point out her daughter's alleged bully.
After she spotted the boy, Garcia-Bratcher grabbed him by the throat and threatened him about bullying her daughter, authorities said.
School officials took photographs of the boy's neck, which had red marks consistent with being grabbed. A Sheriff's Department official told the the Press Democrat that the boy also had fingerprint marks on his neck.
Garcia-Bratcher was arrested after sheriff's deputies interviewed several students who witnessed the alleged attack.
Deputies were investigating Garcia-Bratcher's bullying claims, which have not been substantiated, the Press Democrat reported.